Electric City Lanes, 136 W. Wisconsin Ave., Kaukauna, may not be the first place you think of going for a business lunch — it does have eight bowling lanes — but Kelli Clussman, vice president of marketing at Unison Credit Union, says that shouldn’t dissuade you.
Located in the heart of downtown Kaukauna, its owners remodeled the original 1914 building and took out four bowling lanes to create a separate dining area and kitchen. The wood from those original lanes was repurposed as tabletops and a bar in the dining area.
Open since 2018, the restaurant features a mix of dining choices. The menu includes everything from salads, wraps and burgers to pizza and entrees, such as maple-glazed salmon and tenderloin medallions.
Clussman’s go-to lunch choice is the Candied Walnut and Gorgonzola Salad featuring fresh greens tossed with dried cranberries, candied walnuts and gorgonzola cheese crumbles, served with raspberry vinaigrette.
“Electric City Lanes is a great place to meet for lunch,” says Clussman, adding the remodeling makes the space look completely different from when it was a bar and bowling alley. “The service is great and the menu options are endless.”
The restaurant’s pizzas are a feast for the eyes and palate. They come with made-from-scratch sauce and custom cheese blends. Gluten-free crusts are also available. The Reuben Pizza stands out with its base of thousand island dressing and then layered with sauerkraut, corned beef and shredded mozzarella. Electric City Lanes’ restaurant opens daily at 11 a.m.
— MaryBeth Matzek